2021 Steffi Dotson Service Award Recipient
The Furniture Society is pleased to announce that Chelsea Witt has been awarded the 2021 Steffi Dotson Service Award.
Chelsea Witt is a longstanding FS member and volunteer who has given countless hours to assist the organization in all of our communication and marketing activities. Chelsea manages the FS Instagram page
Chelsea joined our efforts in 2018
The Furniture Society owes Chelsea a debt of gratitude, and the Board of Trustees is pleased to honor them for their service.
Chelsea’s volunteerism will be celebrated during the June FS Connects Summer Session taking place on Thursday, June 24 at 4:45pm EDT . We welcome you to join the festivities.
Why I volunteer…
“I was approached by a mentor who encouraged me to get involved with the Furniture Society. Community is something that is incredibly important to me and is really the fuel to my fire when it comes to creating work. Getting involved with the Furniture Society made a lot of sense in terms of wanting to meet and be connected to others who are passionate about the same things as I. I had no idea though the amount of support and upliftment I’d eventually gain from being a part of this community. I enjoy volunteering for FS because it gives me the opportunity to facilitate other’s experiences and hopefully help them find a place that feels welcoming and contributory to their personal practices.”
Chelsea Witt is an artist living and working out of mid-coast Maine. Chelsea is a woodworker, furniture maker, and illustrator. After graduating from the University of South Florida, they have worked and taken opportunities up and down the east coast seeking growth in furniture making and teaching. Chelsea has worked for, and or studied under artists such as Alexis Dold, Tyler Hays (BDDW), Christina Boy, Aaron Fedarko, and David Upfill-Brown. When it comes to woodworking, Chelsea focuses on bringing two dimensional shapes into the three dimension, all the while putting importance into the process and details. Chelsea has, or is lined up to teach at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Penland School of Crafts, Medomak, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Currently Chelsea is working for the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and is focused on teaching and community organization around the craft. Chelsea Volunteers their time with The Furniture Society and A Workshop of Our Own.
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